Oooh, I've got a fun, and challenging, one this week! I hope you'll take a minute to answer this one, lovelies!
You're on vacation and you lose your makeup bag, your wallet and your coupons. A kind stranger gives you $20 and directs you to the nearest drugstore with a note that reads: "Here, get some makeup to get you through the next few days." What do you buy?
For the purposes of this exercise, let's assume the following:
1) We still have our skincare and makeup removers but we have no beauty tools (yep, no brushes)
2) This drugstore only carries the same mainstream brands that you would find at any Target or Walmart in the US, and it does NOT carry e.l.f. (come on, that would be too easy!)
3) no sales and no drugstore rewards program
4) no sales tax
Maybelline SuperStay concealer - $7.99
NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder - $2.99
Wet n Wild MegaLength Mascara- $2.99
Wet n Wild Color Icon Brow & Eyeliner in Taupe - $0.99
Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow single in Penny - $1.99
Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow single in Nutty - $1.99
NYC Ultra Moist Lipstick in Sheer Red - $0.99
GRAND TOTAL: $19.93
Good concealer is essential for me, so that's my one splurge. This could double as both concealer and foundation, and I'd top it off with a bit of pressed powder. The Wet n Wild mascara is probably the most dependable, super-inexpensive mascara I've tried recently (not a lot of volume but it doesn't flake, smear or run for me), and the Taupe liner can double as both brow pencil and eyeliner. I'd use Penny as blush applied with my fingers, and I'd use Nutty as eyeshadow, also applied with my fingers. Then, I could use NYC Sheer Red as a light stain during the day (patted on with fingertips), but I could also vamp it up at night.
Time for YOU to take the $20 challenge. Sooo...what's it gonna be?